New Robertson contract to deliver 53 more homes at Winchburgh
Winchburgh Developments Limited (WDL) has agreed a new contract with Robertson Homes to sell land to the housebuilder for 53 new four-, five- and six-bed homes.
The deal takes the total number of homes now contracted to be built in the second phase of the Winchburgh masterplan to 146.
Further negotiations are also under way with additional developers to conclude agreements which will account for 50% of the Phase Two housing programme, scheduled to deliver a total of 1,000 new homes by 2025.
Building work will commence shortly with the first Robertson homes anticipated to be released for sale early next year.
John Hamilton, CEO, Winchburgh Developments Limited, said: “The contract with Robertson is an important step towards delivering the 1,000 new homes we will complete in the second phase of residential building at Winchburgh.
“The masterplan for Winchburgh is very quickly gaining pace. As well as the 146 plots now contracted, we’re in negotiations to conclude agreements for more the 50% of the Phase Two housing programme.
“West Lothian Council is in consultation to build three new schools during Phase Two and work is already underway on the 78-acre Auldcathie District Park. We have also recently announced a new contract with Scottish Canals to build a new marina at the centre of the town, making Winchburgh an extremely attractive option for people looking for a new property.”
Tony Rankin, land director at Robertson Homes, added: “Further to our success with our development in Mid Calder, we are excited to be back in West Lothian delivering 53 houses from our new Artistry Luxury Range in Winchburgh. Winchburgh is such a beautiful rural location and with a mature tree belt on one side and rolling countryside views on the other, combined with the easy commuting distance to Edinburgh it is the perfect setting for our executive family homes.”
Spanning 352 hectares, Winchburgh is one of the largest placemaking projects currently under way in the UK delivering new homes, improved transport links, employment opportunities, state-of-the-art schools and stunning new outdoor spaces to the historic town.
This new development will add to the 588 homes completed in phase one. When complete the masterplan will deliver at least 3,450 homes, including 700 affordable homes of which 400 will be for social rent.